Grants

Retired Goffstown teacher to be recognized with Van Scoyoc Award

Her Friday volunteers make sure children don’t go hungry over the weekend Three years ago, this year’s Sandi Van Scoyoc Award honoree Dianne Macon was approached and asked to start a weekend food program for children in Goffstown, New Boston and Dunbarton. Starting from scratch, the newly-retired teacher quickly recruited a team of volunteers and […]

Driven by Mission

Foundation supports essential food security work Addressing food insecurity among the youngest children is one of the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation’s five funding priorities. It is always essential work, but it has become even more urgent during the coronavirus pandemic. Demand on food programs has increased statewide and with social distancing precautions in place […]

A message to our grantees

The board and staff of New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation are acutely aware of the state and local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are assessing ways the Foundation and our resources can assist during this time. The Foundation is also aware that need will become more apparent over the next weeks and months. In […]

Foundation’s 2019 annual report now available

In 2019 the Foundation not only awarded $989,800 in grant awards and other related investments but also leveraged more than $630,000 in additional funding for its mission partners. It also began to implement a new strategic grantmaking initiative which directs funding in a more thoughtful and coordinated fashion to drive progress in two of its […]

Assessment of NH’s Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Workforce identifies important gaps in services

CONCORD NH — While mental health services have historically been targeted towards adolescents and adults, there is growing recognition of the need for increasing the availability and capacity of services and programs to promote healthy social, emotional development for young children and their families. The Endowment for Health and the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation […]

Foundation awards $149,000 in Fall grant round

In November the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation awarded grants to five organizations. Recipients include Gather, NH Fiscal Policy Institute, NH Oral Health Coalition, the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS) and the UNH Carsey School of Public Policy. Projects funded include a mobile market for children in Rochester and another for the refugee […]

Concord Monitor: My Turn: What I’m thankful for – and what I worry about

By GAIL GARCEAU for the Monitor MOST OF US WILL BE FORTUNATE ENOUGH to gather with family and friends on Thursday to celebrate one of our most treasured holidays. The origin of Thanksgiving was to celebrate the harvest and the blessings of the past year. In reflecting on those blessings, one I tend to take […]

Helping farmers, grocers and families thrive in rural New Hampshire

Double Up Food Bucks (Double Up), a signature program of Fair Food Network, helps those in need get access to healthy, nutritious food. Double Up matches SNAP (or food-stamp) dollars spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. As part of its work supporting this growing national field, Fair Food Network is sharing tools, lessons learned, and […]

The potential impacts of proposed SNAP eligibility and work requirement changes on food insecurity

The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute’s new analysis, The Potential Impacts of Proposed SNAP Eligibility and Work Requirement Changes on Food Insecurity, reviews the current success of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the risks posed, especially to children, by these proposed federal policy changes. SNAP provides tens of thousands of Granite Staters with means […]